Spare car keys, first aid training, writing a will: all things you keep meaning to do "just in case" but don't get around to... The Reporoa Squash Club will be pleased they ticked one thing off their list with learning CPR: it saved the life of one of their members. "He was blue, unresponsive and basically dead," club president Treena … [Read more...] about You think it couldn’t happen to you…
We don't have it in NZ yet but we love the sound of this PulsePoint app. Basically, through it, 911 alerts CPR-trained citizens to the fact that there's a patient suffering from cardiac arrest nearby. It also directs these citizens to the nearest public access AED (automated external defibrillator). Where did the idea come from? Former fire … [Read more...] about How cool is this app?!
We are starting to get more and more event medic cover jobs at corporate work parties, particularly Christmas parties. Health and Safety responsibilities of businesses are very topical – what do you have in place for the odd knees up on or off-site? As medic cover, we’re hired to be on-hand in the case of any medical emergencies. Reading some … [Read more...] about Terrible work party injuries – and the lessons we can learn from them
There's been a few online courses popping up lately on everything from servicing your car to learning Mandarin. There's also a few out there that teach you - remotely, over the internet - how to do CPR training. In our opinion, using the internet to learn how to do CPR is a little like trying to teach someone to drive a car by reading a book - … [Read more...] about Why you should never learn CPR online